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There is always something happening at SORCO. Here’s some of our latest coverage:
SORCO glad to see possible changes to pesticide legislation
May 6, 2022
The SORCO raptor rehabilitation centre in Oliver is looking forward to the conversation from the province on proposed regulatory changes that will ban the widespread sale and use of second-generation rodenticides.
Due to their toxicity, second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) can pose a significant risk of secondary poisoning to other animals that eat poisoned rodents. The province is currently seeking input on rodenticide restrictions to protect wildlife.
Pair of baby owls saved
April 20, 2022
It is baby bird season in the Okanagan and the SORCO raptor rehabilitation centre in Oliver is already busy, taking in close to 20 young ones so far.
"We're getting them in all different ages. Like last week, we got one in that wasn't even 10 days old. So it's all over the place," SORCO manager Dale Belvedere said.
2022 Open House cancelled
March 2, 2022
It will be another year before the public gets to come by the SORCO raptor rehabilitation centre in Oliver.
"We had to make a decision and unfortunately, the decision was to cancel it again this year," manager Dale Belvedere shared. "It's very disappointing for all of us. I mean, the volunteers love having the people down."
2021 Annual General Meeting announcement
June 15, 2021
SORCO will be holding its 2021 AGM Sunday, July 18th 2021 from 11am - noon.
Interested members of the public are invited.
Location is onsite at:
8965 Hwy 97, Oliver
Please note: Covid-19 protocols as per current BC Public Health guidelines will be in effect. Masks for all attendees are mandatory.
2021 Open House cancelled
March 6, 2021
For the second year in a row, the SORCO raptor rehabilitation centre in Oliver has had to cancel its annual open house.
This is the only time it is open to the public and a major fundraiser they rely on to fund their rescue work for birds of prey.
Two tiny owls rescued
Jan 12, 2021
Meet Bert and Ernie, a pair of tiny owls who are SORCO raptor rehabilitation centre in Oliver's first patients of the new year.
The pair are saw whet owls, the second smallest species of owl that lives in the South Okanagan, behind pygmy owls.
Rescue 30 feet up pole
Aug 11, 2020
A daring rescue of an osprey entangled in twine took place in Oliver Monday, thanks to a trained professional for climbing the pole to the bird's nest.
The rescue was facilitated by SORCO Raptor Rehab Centre
Three week old owl rescued
July 18, 2020
A rare Flammulated owl only 3 weeks old was rescued by volunteer couriers and dropped to the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO) recently.
Wine tastings help raptors
Nov 7, 2019
Stag's Hollow, an Okanagan Falls winery collected thousands of dollars in donations over their summer tasting season to be given to the SORCO raptor rehab centre for birds of prey, located down the highway in Oliver.